ADDED ON: 11/10/2018

Amid Threats, LGBT Forum is Cancelled in Armenia

11/06/2018 | Eurasianet

The organizers of a Christian LGBT forum in Armenia have canceled the event after it became a political football ahead of next month’s elections. In a statement issued November 6, New Generation, a Yerevan-based NGO that was helping to organize the conference, cited “constant threats” and “organized intimidation.” They also said that the Armenian police had shown a “lack of sufficient readiness” to protect them. Pashinyan’s government “fails to protect the rights of its citizens,” wrote Mika Artyan, an Armenian LGBT activist, on Twitter. “Basically they failed to carry on their duties when it comes to rights of #LGBT citizens. Unacceptable.”

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